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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast group
District
City of London
Town
City of London
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Non-Combat Deaths, American Revolution (1776-1783)
Maker
JOHN CHARLES FELIX ROSSI RA (Sculptor)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11743
Current location

St. Paul's Cathedral
St Paul's Churchyard
City of London
City of London
Greater London
EC4M 8AD
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 32035 81148
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
In the Crypt, Nelson Chamber, a sculpted marble free-standing monument with over life-size figures of an Admiral flanked by two female allegories. In the centre, standing on a large pedestal with the memorial inscription, is a figure of an Admiral, his right hand resting on a sword, his left arm raised and holding the top of a rudder. Behind are three flags placed together diagonally and wrapped around the rudder. To the left is a semi-naked standing female angel (Victory) holding a laurel branch in her right hand; to the right is a seated female allegory (Fame) wearing a laurel crown and holding a book and a pen.
Inscription
ERECTED AT THE PUBLIC EXPENSE / TO THE MEMORY OF / GEORGE BRYDGES RODNEY, K.B. / LORD RODNEY, VICE ADMIRAL OF ENGLAND, / AS A TESTIMONY OF THE GALLANT AND IMPORTANT SERVICES / WHICH HE RENDERED TO HIS COUNTRY / IN MANY MEMORABLE ENGAGEMENTS, / AND SPECIALLY IN THAT OF 12 APRIL 1782, / WHEN A BRILLIANT AND DECISIVE VICTORY WAS OBTAINED / OVER THE FRENCH FLEET, / AND AN EFFECTUAL PROTECTION WAS AFFORDED / TO THE WEST INDIAN ISLANDS, / AND TO THE COMMERCIAL INTERESTS OF THIS KINGDOM, / IN THE VERY CRISIS OF THE AMERICAN WAR. / LORD RODNEY WAS BORN IN 1718. DIED 24TH MAY 1792
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Rodney, George, Brydges
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Commemorations
  • Non-Combat Deaths
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,forename,manner of death,age of death,additional,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
  • American Revolution (1776-1783)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: Undefined
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Site: £6,300

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL by BURMAN, PETER P.124, 148 Source: Image Library NIWM
  • St Paul's Cathedral Inventory Inv no.2413

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